Definition of mauveine in English:

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mauveine

Pronunciation: /ˈməʊviːn/

noun

Another term for mauve (sense 2 of the noun).
Example sentences
  • He ended up calling his dye mauveine.
  • Mauve as we think of it today is the colour of the aniline dye mauveine, which was developed by the chemist William Perkin as a by-product of his attempt to synthesise quinine from coal tar.
  • In all the years when the primary literature was perpetuating the error, it remained uncommitted as to the structure of mauveine.

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